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April 1965

Histochemistry and Cytochemistry of Human Skin: XXVI. Alkaline Phosphatase Activity in the Sensory Nerve Endings of the Clitoris

Author Affiliations


Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Keio University, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan (Dr. Machida).

Arch Dermatol. 1965;91(4):377-378. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600100093025

Alkaline phosphatase activity was found in the mucocutaneous sensory end-organs of the human clitoris and appears to be restricted to the non-neural substance surrounding the coiled nerve filaments. The distribution of the alkaline phosphatase in the sensory end-organs corresponds with that of the nonspecific cholinesterase.